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A Multimodal Approach to Early Literacy with Fun Foundations

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

A Multimodal Approach to Early Literacy with Fun Foundations

Presented by Joy Allcock, M.Ed., Author and Educator, Code-Ed; and Meghann Hickey, M.S. Ed., Senior Manager of Professional Learning, Hatch Early Learning

Sponsored by Hatch Early Learning

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Join us for an enriching edWebinar that explores an evidence-based approach to literacy instruction, integrating multiple modalities for optimal learning outcomes. Our expert presenters guide you through a dynamic and blended methodology designed to seamlessly infuse the Science of Reading into developmentally appropriate early learning experiences.

In this enlightening session, viewers:

  • Gain a deep understanding of the foundational principles behind the Science of Reading and how they can be applied effectively in early learning environments
  • Explore a diverse range of strategies and techniques that harness the power of various sensory modalities to enhance literacy skills among young learners
  • Learn how to seamlessly integrate evidence-based practices into your teaching repertoire, ensuring that your instruction aligns with the latest research in literacy education
  • Acquire insights into tailoring literacy instruction to meet the unique developmental needs of early learners, promoting a supportive and engaging educational experience
  • Leave with actionable insights and tools to empower young readers with the critical literacy skills necessary for lifelong success

This session equips you with knowledge and strategies, enabling you to create a literacy-rich environment that nurtures early learners’ reading and language development. This recorded edWebinar is of interest to PreK-3 teachers, early childhood directors and leaders, Head Start program administrators, and curriculum and instruction directors and specialists.

Joy Allcock

About the Presenters

Joy Allcock, M.Ed. is an independent literacy consultant and facilitator of teacher professional development throughout New Zealand and internationally. She has presented at New Zealand and international literacy conferences (IRA, ASCD/ACEL), is an author of a range of literacy resources for teachers and students, and is the leader of Shine Literacy Research Project (designed and evaluated by Massey University).

Meghann Hickey

Meghann Hickey, M.S. Ed. is an education professional with a strong background in child development and early childhood education. Meghann began her career as a lead teacher in a Massachusetts infant/toddler program. She honed her policy skills as a Policy Associate at ECEC in Washington, D.C., tracking state and federal legislation. Then at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), she trained educators to meet high-quality standards within the Accreditation of Early Learning Programs division. Meghann then worked at Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) developing online training modules for early educators under the Ready to Learn grant. Currently, she manages Hatch Early Learning’s professional development, driving tech integration in early education. Meghann holds a master’s in early childhood studies from Walden University and a bachelor’s in family studies from the University of New Hampshire, with dual minors in education and deaf studies.

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Hatch Early LearningHatch Early Learning is the trusted leader in early education, providing administrators and teachers of early childhood education programs with actionable data on student readiness in academics, child development, and social skills. The data is gathered through play as students use our classroom tools individually, in small groups, or as a class. By streamlining paperwork and saving teacher time, Hatch allows educators to focus on classroom instruction and fostering a supportive environment. Our research-based, interactive learning solutions empower administrators and teachers to make informed decisions, differentiate instruction, collaborate more effectively with families or caretakers, and drive improved student outcomes. Hatch helps you unlock the full potential of your early learners.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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